Collaboration turns a novel tabletop laser – one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials – into a commercial product.
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists at The University of Texas at Austin has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device.
The Enrico Fermi Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements that are particularly distinguished and demonstrate scientific, technical, management or policy leadership. Nominations are being accepted through September 30, 2016.
07.26.16 Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team led by Aurel Bulgac of the University of Washington is spearheading this effort by developing a novel theoretical approach that extends DFT to superfluid nuclei, which exhibit characteristics similar to other strongly interacting systems of many fermions, or particles with half-integer spin such as superconducting materials.
07.25.16 A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen.
07.22.16 ORNL software engineers led the development of a software platform that combines the lab’s state-of-the art imaging technologies with advanced data analytics and high-performance computing to accelerate materials science research, reducing data analysis from months to hours, and creating feedback to fine-tune simulations.
The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award is bestowed by the Secretary of DOE to mid-career scientists and engineers in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering contributions. Nominations are being accepted through September 30, 2016. Read More »
A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. Read More
A microbial partnership thriving in an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park has surrendered some of its lifestyle secrets to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More
Washington State University researchers are making nanosecond movies showing the atomic-level changes of structural transformation under pressure, passing high-brilliance x-ray beams through the material and creating diffraction patterns in real time.
MSU engineers will use a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics to study the element niobium, which is used to make the tunnels in nuclear accelerators, such as the MSU-based Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.
Groundbreaking research on global water supply co-authored by Colorado School of Mines Hydrology Professor Reed Maxwell and alumna Laura Condon, now assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University, appears in the July 22 issue of Science Magazine.
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